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Independent Evaluation Committee Communiqué, 19 April 2016

Evaluation advice

The Committee noted the 'out of session' approvals and recent ODE publications.

  • The Committee endorsed future meeting dates for the IEC (Tuesday 30 August 2016, and Tuesday 6 December 2016).
  • The Committee noted an update on ODE provided by A/g Assistant Secretary.
  • The Committee endorsed the final report on the review of the annual program performance reviews (APPRs).
  • The Committee noted the process and outcomes of the ODE/IEC contribution to the Performance of Australian Aid (PAA) report.
  • The Committee discussed an options paper concerning ODE's new evaluation policy.
  • The Committee endorsed the draft report of the review of operational Evaluations.
  • The Committee endorsed the draft report on Australia-Secretariat of the Pacific Community Partnership evaluation with minor suggestions for improvement.
  • Committee noted the status on the evaluation of 'the University of South Pacific evaluation' - Terms of Reference.
  • The Committee endorsed the concept note for 'Electoral systems strengthening' evaluation with minor suggestions for improvement.
    • The Committee discussed and noted the status of the following current evaluations:
    • Trade Facilitation
    • Tropical Cyclone Pam
    • Disability inclusive development
    • 2015 spot-check of Aid Quality Checks
    • Eastern Indonesia National Roads Improvement Program
    • Teacher Development
    • Combatting pandemics and emerging infectious diseases

Other business

  • The Committee proposed that ODE convene short teleconferences with members on out-of-session papers in the future.

Next meeting

  • The next meeting of the Independent Evaluation Committee will be held on Tuesday 30 August 2016.



Jim Adams
IEC Chair

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